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Former Hurricane Sandy's Center Makes Landfall With 80 MPH Winds

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

Forecasters in Miami say the center of former Hurricane Sandy has made landfall along the New Jersey coast near Atlantic City.

The National Hurricane Center says the storm packing torrential rains and wind roared ashore about 8 p.m. EDT Monday.

The vast storm has already knocked out electricity to more than 1.5 million people and figured to upend life for tens of millions more.

Forecasters say Sandy is no longer a hurricane but is still a dangerous system. The National Hurricane Center said Monday evening that Sandy is a post-tropical storm and losing strength but still has sustained winds at 90 mph with higher gusts.

The NHC says storm surge has reached heights of 12.4 feet at Kings Point, N.Y.

Gaining speed and power through the day, the storm knocked out electricity to more than 1.5 million people and figured to upend life for tens of millions more. It clobbered the boarded-up big cities of the Northeast corridor, from Washington and Baltimore to Philadelphia, New York and Boston, with stinging rain and gusts of more than 85 mph.

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